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VOL. LIV 



WELLESLEY, MASS., NOVEMBER 1, 1945 



NO. 6 



Tech Scientist Declares "Blithe Spirit" to Open 
Atomic World Demands r» o T ^.l i 

Constructive Federation Barn Season; Langheck 

Edwards, Taylor to Star 



Forum Committee Reports Frightening Possibilities 
Of Weapon Make Effective Organization Imperative 



"Public opinion is the only thing 
stronger than tne atomic bomb," 
declared Mr. Henry Rosen, scien- 
tist from M.I.T.. at a meeting of the 
heads of organizations called by 
the newly formed Forum Commit- 
tee on World Federation. Mr. 
Rosen discussed "The Need for 
Constructive Action in an Atomic 
World." The meeting was held Oc- 
tober 26 at Phi Sigma. , 

"There is a frightening sameness 
in every scientific report," Mt. 
Rosen said. "None doubt that the 
atomic bomb is the most powerful 
weapon ever created by man. 
Furthermore, scientists agree that 
there is absolutely no effective de- 
fense against it, nor can any be 
created within the next few years. 
The only counter to the invention 
of gunpowder proved to be more 
gunpowder. The atomic bomb sit- 
uation may be dreadfully similar." 

"Science has given man two 
clear-cut alternatives," Mr. Rosen 
pointed out. "We can sit back calm- 
ly and do nothing, although we 
know that through a false move in 
international diplomacy, one bomb 
may kill 40,000,000 Americans. Or 
else man can take the step the 
United Nations Charter did not 
succeed in taking to strengthen 
the political cooperation of the 
world by a world federation, with 
control over national sovereignty. 
As long as individual units, big 
or small, can be their own bosses, 
the nations of the world will bal- 
ance precariously between peace 
and war. With the atomic bomb in 
hand, this is a terrifying prospect." 

"Far from being an impractical 
idealist at this point," he said, "I 
believe the world is waiting for 
someone to take the lead in demand- 
ing world federation. The^ scien- 
tists, who did the impossible in 
five years, are calling for equal 
energy in public opinion." 

"It is up to people like you," he 



concluded, "to begin to round up 
public opinion. Our country, which 
is responsible for the bomb, is in 
the position to take the lead in de- 
manding: world federation. It is the 
force of public opinion that will 
make our country and other coun- 
tries act." 

Dorothy Nessler '47 is chairman 
of the newly formed Forum Com- 
mittee on World Federation, which 
has the twofold purpose of arous- 
ing Wellesley College thoroughly 
to the gravity of the situation 
created by the atomic bomb, and, 
through correspondence with other 
colleges, stimulating them to the 
formation of similar groups. 

The committee believes that the 
time for sovereignty is past! The 
atomic bomb has shown us that we 

(Continued on Page 3, Col. 1) 



Swim Clinic to 
Discuss Rules 
This Saturday 

What goes on behind the scenes 
at swimming: meets will be revealed 
to the general public at the Swim- 
ming Clinic Saturday, November 
3, in the Recreation Building. 
From 1:00 to 3:00 the Swimming 
Committee of the Boston Board of 
Women Officials will discuss and 
demonstrate officiating at swim- 
ming contests. 

Speakers will be Miss Evelyn K. 
Dillon of the Wellesley Depart- 
ment of Hygiene and Physical Ed- 
ucation, Miss Jean Homewood of 
the Bouve Boston School of Physi- 
cal Education, Miss Rita Benson 
of Wheaton College^and Miss Anne 
Simmons of Boston University and 
Sargent College. 



Students Will See Result 



Museum School Prize 
To Wellesley Graduate 

Barbara Swan '43, Sells Work to Museum Director 
Studies, Teaches at Boston School of Fine Arts 

"Roosevelt financed my sum- 
mer," declared Barbara Swan, Wel- 
lesley '43. "Because of a commis- 
sion I got from a Boston high 
school's graduating class to do a 
portrait of the late President, I was 
able to concentrate all summer on 
painting, instead of getting just 
some job in a stuffy old office. 

Barbara, who is now studying 
and teaching at the Boston Muse- 
um School of Fine Arts, seems to 
have concentrated very successful- 
ly on painting. She entered one of 
her paintings in a Summer Com- 
petition contest sponsored by the 
Museum School, and won first 
prize. And a few days ago, she was 
notified that the director of the 
museum had bought her painting. 

"That was the most thrilling of 
all," she said. "I never hoped to sell 
anything to a museum director in 
my life. To have it happen now is 
almost unbelievable." 

"And," she declared, "winning 
the Museum School prize was just 
amazing. My painting was an ex- 
periment in three dimensional ab- 
stractions, about the first thing of 
its kind I had ever done." Her 
painting is now on exhibit at the 
Boston Museum, and it will con- 
tinue there during October and 
November, under the heading, "Se- 
lection of the Month." . 

Barbara, who is 23, has light 
brown hair, and looks almost digni- 
fied. "I'm sure it will ruin my 
career," she laughed. "It's very sad 
for an artist to look so respectable." 

While at Wellesley she was an 




BARBARA SWAN '43 

art major, and was in the "very 
flourishing" portrait business. "It 
really got to be something," she 
declared. "I lived over in Pomeroy, 
in one of those small rooms, and 
when I was busy there just wasn't 
room for my portraits and me. No- 
body could visit me, much less 
room with me." 

She has experimented in almost 
every field of art, including sculp- 
ture, abstractions, lithographs, 

(Continued on Page S, Col. t) 



'47 Has Trouble National Parks °j Arduous Rehearsals 
Not to Reveal Lecture Topic 
"Colossal Show" Of Chapline 



Muffled mutterings, secret gath- 
erings, mysterious catch-phrases 
— people are beginning to wonder 
whether the Class of 1947 has 
gone mad. The fact is that the 
Junior class, with its finger to 
its lips, has seriously begun work 
on the production of what it calls 
"the most colorful show that Wel- 
lesley has ever seen." Wellesley 
will actually see The Show at 
8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 
17 in Alumnae Hall. 

It all began on Thursday after- 
noon, October 25, when the script 
and song committees proudly pre- 
sented their magnum opus to 
their classmates for the first time. 
Since then, restraint has been a 
Junior pass-word, for tradition 
does not permit the release of any 
clue to the other classes. 

But keeping this secret is no 
easy matter, according to those 
who know. "It's so sensational, 
we want to scream about it," said 
one Junior. "But I guess we'll 
just have to scream at each oth- 
er." According to reports, this 
necessary deception is becoming a 
source of embarrassment, as it 
must be difficult for the unen- 
lightened to understand the con- 
stant exchange of knowing glanc- 
es, the uncompleted sentences, the 
interrupted humming of catchy 
tunes. 

As time goes on, say the Jun- 
iors, "we'll be acting more and 
more peculiarly." Tryouts are al- 
most finished, and rehearsals will 
undoubtedly bring new enthusiasm 
which must also be suppressed in 
public. Even the title must stay 
in its shroud until the last few 
days before the Show, and up to 
the zero hour, the Class of 1947 
may speak only in superlatives 
and circumlocutions. 

Now that Miggs Ignatius and 
Jean Rowland with their script 
and song committees have com- 
pleted the arduous task of bring- 
ing the musical comedy into ex- 
istence, Ann Farley, Producer, 
and Maxine Bublitz, Director, 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. 5) 



W. R. Chapline, Chief of the Di- 
vision of Range Research, U. S. 
Forestry Service, discussed- nation- 
all Forests in a lecture to the 
Department of Botany Oct. 26 in 




Mr. W. R. Chapline and his 
daughter '46 

Pendleton. Speaking earlier to the 
Department of Geography, Mr. 
Chapline pointed out the impor- 
tance of watershed conservation 
and management. Such conserva- 
tion is important, he said, to assure 
maximum use of the rainfall and 
orderly delivery of usable water in 
streams. 

National parks differ from na- 
tional forests, said Mr. Chapline, 
in that they preserve resources 
which can not be used commercial- 
ly, while the resources in the na- 
tional forests can be used by the 
United States Department of Agri- 
culture. 

Since none of the area within a 
national park may be touched, Mr. 
Chapline pointed out, the land re- 
mains in a stagnant condition. The 
only development allowed is roads 
and accommodations for tourists. 
By scientific use of the national 
forests for cattle and sheep graz- 

(Continued on Page 8, Col. 1) 



Rolfe Humphries, Poet, Lecturer 
Will Read Wbrks In Poet's Series 

Interest in Spanish Poetry 

Prompted Translation of 

Works of Villa, Felipe 



Rolfe Humphries, noted poet, 
will read selections from his works 
Tuesday, November 6, at 4:40 in 
Pendleton Hall. Mr. Humphries is 
the second poet to come to Wel- 
lesley in this year's Katharine Lee 
Bates series of Poet's Readings, 
sponsored by the Department of 
English Composition and organ- 
ized by Miss Elizabeth Wheeler 
Manwaring, Chairman of the De- 
partment. 

Awarded the Guggenheim Fel- 
lowship for Poetry in 1938, he 
travelled to Mexico, England, 
France, and Greece. In Mexico 
he became acquainted with two 
Spanish poets whose works he had 
previously translated — Jose Mor- 
eno Villa and Leon Felipe, and in 
France and England he made the 
acquaintance of such poets as 
Louis Aragon, Rafael Alberti and 
Stephen Spenser and Louis Mac- 
Neice. During; the years of 1938, 
'39, and '40 he was a member of 
the teaching staff of the Writer's 
Conference of the University of 



New Hampshire conducted in 
August of each year. 

Prompted by his interest in the 
Spanish poets, Mr. Humphries has 
made translations of numerous 
Spanish poems. With Mr. J. Ber- 
nadette he co-edited the book And 
Spain Sings, Fifty Loyalists Bal- 
lads, 19S7. His published volumes 
of original verse include Europa 
and other Poems and Sonnets, 1929, 
Lorca, 1940, Out o\f the Jewel, 
1942, The Summer Landscape, 
1944, and contributions of verse, 
reviews and critical articles to 
The New Yorker, The New Repub- 
lic, Poetry Nation, The Atlantic 
Monthly and the New York Times 
Book Review. 

Mr. Humphries began his college 
education at Amherst, but he at- 
tended Stanford for a year before 
returning to Amherst, where he 
played football and worked on the 
literary magazine. He received 
his A.B. degree cum laude from 
Amherst in 1914. After gradua- 
tion he taught Latin and coached 
football and baseball at a boy's 
school in San Francisco. In the 
first World War he served as a 
first lieutenant in the infantry, 
after which he returned to teach- 
ing. 



Friday and Saturday 

Blithe are the cast and the spirit 
as Barnswallows' production of the 
season swings into its final rehear- 
sals. Noel Coward's farce about a 
twice-married author whose first 
wife is brought back from the 
"other world" to haunt him is a dif- 
ficult play to produce, but the cast 
agrees that it is "wonderful fun." 

"Being Elvira, the ghostly first 
wife, is quite an experience," 
laughed Mardette Edwards '46, 
when we found her in the Green 
Room during a recent rehearsal. 
"In fact," she added, "I'm becoming 
a confirmed believer in the realm 
of the supernatural." Elvira and 
Blithe Spirit will convert even the 
most stubborn disbelievers, Mardy 
claims. 

Tall, distinguished looking Mr. 
Alec Robey, who plays the role of 
the haunted author, Charles, pro- 
tests that he is not quite converted 
as yet. "but," he admits, "seances 
and mediums have much to recom- 
mend them. I really wouldn't ques- 
tion anything," he remarked, 
"which can give me two wives." 

Although the rehearsal period 
for Blithe Spirit has been the 
shortest in Barn's history, the play 
promises to be a finished product 
tonight. A week ago rehearsals 
were still in the very amusing 
stage where the lights went off be- 
fore the switch was turned, a 
stepladder represented the grand 
piano, and Edith, the maid 
(Monkey Dunn), brought in ex- 
tra drinks in place of the after- 
dinner coffee. 

Costumes were an amazing com- 
bination of Blithe Spirit and cam- 
pus fashions, with Madame Arcati, 
the medium, played by Flo-Harriet 
Taylor, making her grand entrance 
dressed in an unbelievably fancy 
gown (latest model, procured from 
Students' Aid) plus white bobby 
socks and saddle shoes. Betty Lang- 
heck '46, as Ruth, Charles' second 
wife, limped about the stage in the 
highest of high heels, in an attempt 
to approach the towering height of 
Mr. Robey. And Mardy flitted 
about in Elvira-ish fashion, wear- 
ing ballet slippers. She will wear 
a ghostly grey — "what they wear 
in heaven," as she put it. 

Mr. A. Eldon Winkler, former di- 
rector of Barn, is expected to be 
here for the performance tomorrow 
night. 

o 

Phi Beta Kappa Hears 
Lectures On Geography 
At Initiation Ceremony 

Members of the class of 1946, 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa in their 
junior year, were initiated at the 
President's house Wednesday, Oc- 
tober 31. Dean Ella Keats Whit- 
ing, President of the Eta Chapter 
of Massachusetts of Phi Beta 
Kappa, formally initiated the new 
members at 7:30 p.m. 

After the ceremony, Miss Eliza- 
beth Eiselen and Miss Ada Espen- 
shade of the Department of 
Geography addressed the group on 
the function of geography during 
wartime and the post-war period. 
Miss Espenshade, who spent the 
past three years in Washington 
working with the Army Map Serv- 
ice, spoke of the geographical 
work accomplished in Washington, 
and of maps as tools of this science. 
Miss Eiselen discussed the contri- 
butions of geographical studies to 
national programs such as the Mis- 
souri Valley Authority. Miss 
Eiselen also worked in Washing- 
ton last summer. 

New members are Alice Birming- 
ham, Jean Harris, Patricia Smith, 
Kay Sears Hamilton, Dorothy 
Jones. Sabine Jessner, Nancy Pos- 
mantur Golden, and Naomi Bren- 



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FIGHT FOR IT 

The world is scared stiff. The tremendous 
energies of the war period left civilization with 
the atomic bomb on its hands, and with no 
strong international organization to cope with it. 
A world federation above national sovereignty 
is our one hope for an orderly world. Every 
able individual must work toward such a fed- 
eration with a total miracle of energy com- 
parable to that which produced the bomb. 

National sovereignty is the world's political 
stumbling block. After the first world war 
some men realized this. Many voiced hope 
that the immense and horrible scale of this 
las! war, and the very thought of its repeti- 
tion, would awaken and frighten nations into 
the formation of an extra-national organiza- 
i.ii. n. But the San Francisco Conference could 
not do it. We could only assume that even 
in this war the world had not suffered suffi- 
ciently to awaken it, that evidently only some- 
thing on the scale of world invasion could ter- 
rify present powers into relinquishing some of 
their immediate individual soverei untie- for 
what they know is the future solution. Since 
thru a potential world invasion has come in 
tin atomic bomb. In the most appalling 
statement of the post war period, President 
Truman admitted bluntly that the armament 
race is now on, but "I think we'll stay ahead." 
World federation means support of the 
United Nations as the insufficient most we 
have, but — go further! The present charter is 
not strong enough t<> integrate and control world 
powers. Nations must not balance precariously 
ii war and peace when one bomb left 
quietly in a telephone booth will wipe out 40 
million people. An armament race, history 
bo war. Can world, watch 

an armament race in atomic bombs and not do 
" thing? 

Our statesmen cannol act until they have 
th> ni the country behind them. If 

ople of this country rise for World Federa- 
tion, it may come in two years, in 10 yei 
20 i i i al nhl"- hope. Now is 

or it. Each of us at Wel- 
1 re bears a world responsi- 



VETERANS VS. LABOR 

Within a relatively short time the veterans 
ol this war will constitute an influential pres- 
sure group in American politics. In many re- 
spects these men whose lives have been dis- 
rupted will require a powerful voice speaking 
on their behalf. Already we have reports of 
a waiting list of eight thousand veterans for 
a government housing project in Boston which 
is now predominately filled with war-workers. 

.Many of the veteran- have no jobs, and no 

place to nve. Then protests are desperate— 
and valid. They deserve to be heard. 

Bitter conflict between the pressure groups 
representing veterans and those of the unions 
seems to be inevitable. In the struggle each 
faction will almost certainly go to an extreme. 
This tendency does leave plenty of room for 
compromise on both sides; at the same time 
the basic demands often become so distorted 
that people lose sight of them. . . . Actually. 
what labor wants boils down to a job and a 
place to live. Veterans also want work and 
homes. The problem is that labor wants better 
jobs and cheaper homes, while many of the 
veterans are still without either. 

This increasing tension is of course an out- 
growth of the painful process of reconverting 
the American economic system to a peace-time 
basis which will be able to absorb the expan- 
sion necessitated by wartime activity. Vast 
unemployment is bound to occur for some time. 
Current estimates are that industry will be 
unable to achieve any appreciable reabsorption 
before spring. In the meantime, the outcry 
from all corners will become intensified. 

Half a loaf is better than none for 
everyone concerned. And even that will be 
lost if we fail to consider our own economic 
problems in light of the whole. Compromise 
and cooperation are imperative if chaos is to 
be averted. Probably the people most directly 
involved in the economic crisis will have the 
hardest time realizing the importance of this 
fact. Anyone who is fortunate enough not to 
have these particular worries carries an added 
obligation to further an intelligent understand- 
ing of them. And it is not exaggeration to 
maintain that we at Wellesley are fortunate. 

CONSTRUCTIVE OPTIMISM 

'•Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow 
comes the atomic bomb." Is this the attitude 
which characterizes the youth of today? It is 
far too easy, a tier listening to the reports of 
the difficulties facing such organizations as 
UXRRA and meetings such as the London Con- 
ference, to feel that there is no use in even 
attempting a United Nations Organization or 
thinking of a lasting peace. 

But, if these attempts do fail, it is upon this 
attitude that part of the blame must fall. Those 
of us at college hear innumerable times that 
it is our responsbility to make of the world a 
place where people can live — confident that it 
will not In ile.-troyed within a period of fifty 
or sixty year-. We are given the opportunity 
to hear speakers who know of the problems 
facing a world organization and how these prob- 
lems may be solved. If we do not take the 
opportunity to hear such men as Dr. Emerson, 
who .-poke on UXRRA and those who come 
under the auspices of Forum and the Mayling 
Soong Foundation, we have no righl to shrug 
our shoulders and say "Well, what's the use 
of thinking about the future of the world when 
it doesn't have any?" 

Too often lecture- are ignored unless they 
are marked "required" on our calendars'. If 
we do not have the time to hear and act con- 
structively on the suggestions of these people, 

we will not have the time to live our life to 

its fullesl extent. An attitude of false humility 
and pessimism will not excuse us. 

President Truman, m hi- Navy Day speech. 
-aid that even now the ten commandments have 

not become fully realized, but thai at the pres- 
ent time the world is more nearly governed 

by them than when they were first given to 
US. With the full implication of this remark 
in our thoughts, we must look to the future 
with some degree of optimism and do what we 
can to make a peaceful world an actuality. 




A Wellesley Girl and the Atomic Bomb 



Beyond the Campus 




by Ginny 
The poets have referred to our 
particular age group in such glow- 
ing terms that we ( 
are all likely to 
think of our-! 
selves as precious 
rosebuds just 
barely beginning 
to unfold our; 
petals. We may 
not be taken in 
completely by the , 
suggestion that; 
we are sweeter! 
than the cow- 
slips, but there is] 
an inspiration in 
being young and in looking for- 
ward to the kind of life that stret- 
ches out before us now. We have 
the usual unbounded hopes of 
youth and our own plans to use 
and continue the education we are 
now enjoying— plans that cover 
the many, many years we trust- 
ingly assume are ours. 

We may consider it, in these 
days, our peculiar debt to ourselves 
and to the rest of the human race 
to consider how we would feel if 
we were told that these lives of 
ours would be cut off abruptly in 
two to five years. In view of the 
terrifyingly sincere concurrence of 
scientific opinion on the potentiali- 
ties of the development of atomic 
energy, and in the light of the 
events in China and in other dis- 
turbed parts of the world, we may 
well consider this prospect in dead 
seriousness. Albert Einstein, who 
has been strangely right about 
many things, remarks in the latest 
Atlantic Monthly, "As long as 
there are sovereign nations pos- 
sessing great power, war is inevit- 
able . . . Perhaps two thirds of 
the earth might be killed." And 
there certainly still are sovereign 
nations. The present United Na- 
tions organization, although it has 
made many strides, has not made 
the necessary inroads on the re- 
actionary principle of national 
sovereignty. Anytime a nation 
doesn't like what UNO does, it 
may withdraw. A withdrawal of 
an important power, and the war 
that would inevitably ensue, would 
mean utter devastation, if the 
technique of making atomic bombs 
is common knowledge. The scien- 
tists of all nations will have it 
figured out soon, if we do not dis- 
close it of our own good will. If 
we decide to keep it a secret as 
long as we can, under the May- 
Johnson bill proposed, a commis- 



Guild 'U6 
sion might be set ud which could 
impose fines of up to $300,000 
and imprisonment up to thirty 
years for wilful disclosure of re- 
stricted information. Oppenhei- 
mer testified that such an arrange- 
ment might prevent the teaching 
of nuclear atomic theory. "It 
could stop science dead in its 
tracks," he asserted. 

People have been muttering 
hopefully that all the nations will 
be so afraid of retaliation by ato- 
mic bomb that they will not dare 
use it on any other nation. They 
cite the withholding of poison gas 
in this last war. It is well to 
consider that poison gas had not 
the quality to destroy almost the 
whole victim and. to reduce a na- 
tion to a condition where it is 
unable to retaliate. The magazine 
Life is aroused enough to print, 
"A world in which atomic weap- 
ons will be owned by sovereign 
nations, and security against 
agression will rest on the fear 
of retaliation, will be a world of 
fear, suspicion and almost inevit- 
able final catastrophe." It is im- 
probable that any adequate defen- 
sive weapon can be contrived. 
Life writes, "No opportunity for 
perfection of defensive weapons 
will be given in the case of atomic 
bomb attack." 

If we have any interesting plans 
for the future at all, we can and 
must do something to insure them. 
.The column takes the liberty to 
swerve from a strictlyy "Beyond 
the Campus" line and points out 
a few of the steps we may take 
here on the Campus. Public 
opinion, as Mr. Rosen pointed out 
last Friday, is the only effective 
weapon against the atomic bomb. 
We are not only public opinion in 
ourselves, but we can help to make 
public opinion among other groups 
of the population — our parents, 
our friends outside college, and 
the people we meet on the sub- 
way. We can work with the sub- 
committee under Forum (which 
needs your support and help) to 
spread the conviction of the abso- 
lute need for a super-state to which 
the nations will surrender enough 
sovereignty to put an end to the 
horror of atomic wars. We can 
talk it over with our parents who 
can spread influence in their com- 
munities. We can co-operate with 
similar programs in other colleges. 
We can let the world know that 
college students want to live the 
rest of their lives — and live them 
in peace. 



FREE PRESS 



The Editors do not hold them- 
selves responsible for statements 
in tins column. 

All contributions for this column 
must be signed with the full name 
of the author. Initials or numerals 
ivill be used if the xvriter so de- 
sires. 

Contributions should be in the 
hands of the Editors by noon 
Saturday. Owing to space limita- 
tions, letters should be limited to 
two hundred words. 

0- 

To the Editor: 

We read with great interest 
Elizabeth Buchanan's letter in 
Nbwb about C.A., Chapel, and the 
possibility of a full-time chaplain. 
We, too, feel that someone is need- 
ed to fill the position suggested, 
and would like to enlarge upon 
this idea. 

It seems to us that the duties 
such a person would assume are now 
distributed among the faculty, 
deans, and the resident psychia- 
trist. The faculty, however, is 
really too busy to cope with this 
situation; the deans are over-bur- 
dened with administrative prob- 
lems; and the psychiatrist meets 
only a specialized portion of the 
need. Therefore, we feel a definite 



2) 



3) 



want of a man or woman whose 
principal concerns should be: 
1) to assume the responsibili- 
ties of a full-time all-college 
spiritual adviser, acting in a 
non-sectarian capacity, but 
not necessarily a minister, 
to advise and guide students 
desiring his counsel, yet al- 
lowing the real psychologi- 
cal problems to be handled 
by the college psychologist, 
eventually to coordinate C.A. 
and Chapel services and the 
personal religious develop- 
ment of students. 
We hope that this suggestion 
will be given consideration, because 
this lack, felt not only by Eliza- 
beth Buchanan, but by many other 
students, may be satisfied by such 
a personal counselor. College thus 
may become a still more meaning- 
ful and worthwhile period in our 
lives. 

Signed: 
Elizabeth E. Evans 
Helen Schwartz '47 
Winona Mileham '47 
Jean Lamb '47 
Virginia Richie '48 
Zenda Lewis '48 
Susan Blowney '48 



'47 



WFXLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, NOVEMBER 1, 1945 



De Lubersac Tells of Friends Donate 

Buchenwald Atrocities Viable Books 

To College Libe 



French Leader Declares 
Propaganda Still Effective 

German propaganda is still as 
effective as it is pernicious, de- 
clared Count Raoul de Lubersac 
iji his speech here October 25. 
The count, who is in the United 
States on a special mission for 
the French Ministry of Informa- 
tion, described his own interne- 
ment at Buchenwald to prove his 
thesis. 

Count de Lubersac pointed 
out that many Americans still feel 
that there are many good Ger- 
mans and that the masses of the 
German people were completely 
unaware of the Nazi plan to ex- 
terminate all non-German peoples. 
He feels that this feeling is a 
false and dangerous one and that 
the German people were not ig- 
norant of the atrocities of the 
Nazis. "Buchenwald has been in 
existence since 1933,'' the Count 
said. "Since 1940 trains have been 
going through German towns 
twice a week carrying prisoners 
to the 150 German concentration 
camps." Other trains carrying 
Jews and Slavs to extermination 
camps were regularly in evidence. 
The managers of Buchenwald were 
the "good Germans" who pre- 
sumably should lead their country 
toward a better future. Yet these 
men greeted the deportees of 
which the speaker was one with 
the announcement that they were 
nof, men anymore, but numbers. 
They were there to die, but before 
they died they must work for Ger- 
many. 

"There were five thousand SS 
men at Buchenwald at one time. 
They were relieved every six 
months by new groups. There 
were 150 camps like Buchenwald 
in Germany. Therefore there were 
many thousands of Germans who 
participated acti.vely in atrocity 
crimes," the Count declared. "Be- 
cause these SS men must have 
boasted of their activities to their 
families," he insisted, "it is absurd 
to imagine that the civilians knew 
nothing of organized programs for 
starvation and ktfling. The fact 
that Mein gampf, in which Hitler 

Atomic Bomb - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
must either unite or perish. It is 
not trying to abolish the United 
Nations Organization, but it is 
working to arouse public opinion 
to the point of correcting the al- 
ready existing defects, so that a 
real world organization can be 
created. 

At an open college meeting, held 
Tuesday night in the Munger living 
room, the general organization of 
Wellesley students working for 
world federation was Dlanned. At 
the core of the Wellesley campaign 
wil be an advisory board with a 
representative from each organiza- 
tion on campus, so that every or- 
ganization will be able to cooperate 
in this movement. The real tasks, 
however, will be done through the 
working committee, for which 
many more volunteers are still 
needed. Those interested should 
contact Dorothy Nessler, Susan 
Morse, or Virginia Beach at Mun- 
ger. 

The committee declares "We, 
each of us individually, and the col- 
lege as a whole, have a great deal 
of influence. We can, and must, 
start the ball for world federation 
rolling. As citizens of America who 
have the opportunity of education, 
it is up to us. To those to whom 
much is given, much is demanded. 
Every person who believes in world 
federation must work, and work 
hard. As was said at the Dublin, 
N. H. Conference, 'there is no time 
to lose'.'' 



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described his plans, was required 
reading for all Germans is further 
proof that the German people were 
not ignorant of the atrocities." 

Count de Lubersac himself 
was arrested by the Gestapo for 
harboring American fliers. He re- 
ports that he was questioned, tor- 
tured, and eventually sent to Bu- 
chenwald in a cattle car. For 
three days and two nights he and 
the other deportees in the car, 
many of whom were crippled and 
sick, were obliged to stand with- 
out food or water, with one square 
foot of space apiece. Many of 
these men died, he said; many 
went mad. German civilians at 
the only station where the train 
stopped laughed and jeered at 
them. "The girls giggled at the 
dead being thrown into the wag- 
ons like dirty linen and informed 
(Continued on Page J, ) 

Library Invites All 

To Practise Printing 

All those interested in learning 
the art of hand type-setting and 
printing are invited to make an 
appointment with Miss French at 
the library between the hours of 
9:00 and 12:00 in the morning, 1:00 
and 5:00 in the afternoon, or 7:30 
and 9:30 in the evening. Every 
Thursday, throughout the year, 
Room E, the Book Arts Laboratory 
will be open to all those who would 
like to design printing and execute 
it by hand. 

A library of books about the 
Hook Arts and specimens of fine 
bookmaking is kept in Room E 
for consultation. Occasionally it 
may be possible to visit nearby 
landmarks such as the Dard Hun- 
ter Piper Museum and one of the 
several distinguished presses and 
binderies in Boston. 

o 

Barbara Swan - 

(Continued from. Page 1) 
portraits and landscapes. "I'm still 
feeling around and exploring," 
Barbara declared. "I learn some- 
thing with every picture, and all I 
know definitely at this point is that 
I want painting to be my field." 

At the moment, Barbara, who 
lives in Newtonville, is a third year 
student at the Museum School and 
assists Mr. Karl Zerbe, one of the 
teachers there. Explaining to 
others, she said, is one of the quick- 
est and most exciting ways to learn. 
"And the atmosphere at the school 
is wonderful. Everyone is so 
stimulating and refreshing that we 
learn a great deal from one an- 
other." 

"All my life I've wanted to 
paint," Barbara concluded. 
"There's something very wonderful 
about putting 1 myself into my 
work. No matter how few people 
I reach, if I make them feel what 
I want to say, it's exciting." 



Placement Office Reports 
Jobsof Wellesley Alumnae 



Five valuable books have been 
presented to the Wellesley College 
Library, one to the Book Arts 
Library, and four to the Rare 
Books Collection. 

The Centaur, by Maurice Guerin, 
marking the first use in book form 
of the Centaur type, designed by 
Bruce Rogers, was sent to the 
Book Arts Library by Miss Edith 
Diehl, a distinguished bookbinder 
in New York and a former Welles- 
ley student. This book is, according 
to the Library, of special interest, 
since they have possessed a supply 
of Centaur type for two years. 

This copy of Tlie Centaivr is one 
of 135 now in existence and is in- 
scribed to Miss Diehl by Mr. Rog- 
ers. It was presented to her early 
in his career, when they shared a 
studio. The book also bears Miss 
Diehl's bookplate, a small red 
leather label, tooled in gilt in ber 
own design. It may be inspected in 
the Book Arts Library, Room E 
of the College Library. 

The additions to the Rare Books 
Collection were made by an anony- 
mous friend of the Library. They 
are: a fifteenth century edition of 
Cicero's oration "Pro Magno Pom- 
peio" bearing the earliest known 
fifteenth century bookplate; the 
works of Sir Thomas More "writ- 
ten by him in the English tonge," 
printed at London in 1557; the col- 
lected works of Plato, printed in 

(Continued on Page 7, Col. 1) 

USAMustMakeltsAppropriation 
For UNRRA, Dr. Emerson Warns 



Helen K. Bogart, Assistant 
Vault Custodian, American Trust 
& Banking Co., Chattanooga, 
Tenn. 

Evelyn M. Boise, Systems Ser- 
vice Representative, International 
Business Machines, New York, 

Patricia Boland, Mathematics 
Research Assistant, Radiation 
Laboratory, M.I.T., Cambridge, 
Mass. 

Linda Bolte, Staff Assistant, 
American Red Cross. 

Gloria D. Bradley, Editorial As- 
sistant, William Wise Publishing 
Co., New York, N. Y. 

Helen M. Bradshaw, Classifica- 
tion Analyst, Office of Dependency 
Benefits, Newark, N. J. 

Elizabeth K. Brown, Teacher, 
English, Westover School, Middle- 
bury, Conn. 

Harriet M. Brown, Campus Or- 
ganizer, U. S. Student Assembly, 
New York, N. Y. 

Jean V. Brown, Editorial As- 
sistant, Radiation Laboratory, 
M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass. 

Margaret H. Brown, Hospital 
Aide, American Red Cross. 

Sidney G. Burke, Junior Ex- 
aminer, Liberty Mutual Insurance 
Co., Boston, Mass. 

Naomi Bucholz, Director of 
Publicity, Civic Theatre Guild, 
Omaha, Neb. 

Mary T. Burton, Staff Assist- 
ant, American Red Cross. 

Bonita J. Buttrey, Accounting 
Trainee, Price, Waterhouse & Co., 
New York, N. Y. 



"UNRRA has had to act as a 
pioneer in working out new pat- 
terns of operation and interna- 
tional cooperation," Dr. Rupert 
Emerson declared in a Forum lec- 
ture at Pendleton Hall Octo- 
ber 25. Dr. Emerson is the 
United States alternate delegate 
to the United Nations Relief and 
Rehabilitation Association confer- 
ences. 

UNRRA has as i.ts objective the 
meeting of common needs in war- 
torn areas, Dr. Emerson contin- 
ued. Its three main tasks are 
the care of millions of displaced 
persons, the shipping of supplies 
which must be furnished for re- 
lief and rehabijitation, and the 
provision of services of various 
kinds. 

The organization was set up in 
London in November, 1943 to aid 
the victims of war \n areas under 
the control of the United Nations. 
Its membership consists solely of 
the 44 United Nations. UNRRA 
is governed by a Council which 
meets approximately twice a year, 
and ; ,s made up of one representa- 



tive from each country. 

The Central Committee com- 
posed of the Big Four, Canada 
and France is the continuous di- 
recting body. This group meets 
more informally than the Council 
and works closely with the Direc- 
tor General, Herbert Lehman, for- 
mer Governor of New York. "For 
practical purposes, the Big Pow- 
ers and Canada are the ones that 
normally make the decisions," Dr. 
Emerson said. Issues are decided 
behind the scenes by the "big boys" 
who tell the small countries what 
to do. 

"The major powers have been 
so engrossed in wartime activities 
and post-war problems that they 
have been unable to gi.ve UNRRA 
the proper attention," Dr. Emer- 

(Continued on Page 8, Col. 2) 



Margaret A. Carr, Research 
Assistant, Eastman Kodak Co., 
Rochester, N. Y. 

Elizabeth Chalmers, Teacher, 
History, George School, Buck's 
County, Pa. 

Barbara M. Chapin (Mrs. W. P. 
Dunlap), Script Writer, Yankee 
Network, Boston, Mass. 

Elizabeth Chapin (Mrs. David 
Heath), Case Aide, American 
Red Cross, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Constance Chenoweth, Assistant 
in Trust Dept., First Central 
Trust Co., Akron, O. 

Alice A. Clarke, Advertising 
Copywriter, Aubrey, Moore & 
Wallace, Chicago, 111. 

Elizabeth T. Clark, Statistical 
Clerk, Federal Reserve Bank, St. 
Paul, Minn. 

Anne E. Colcord, Teacher, Eng- 
lish, Rosemary Hall, Greenwich, 
Conn. 

Janet Crooks, Assistant, Cus- 
tomer Relations Dept., Irving 
Trust Co., New York, N. Y. 

Christine Curtis, Assistant to 
Methods Manager, Liberty Mutual 
Insurance Co., Boston, Mass. 

Meredith A. Davis, Teacher, 
Kindergarten, Milwaukee Downer 
Seminary, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Charlotte M. Day, Assistant 
Computer, Phillips Petroleum Co.. 
Bartlesville, Okla. 

Therese R. deGrace, Assistant 
in Book Reviewing, Pre-publica- 
tion Service, New York, N. Y. 

Tinka Derecktor, Hospital Staff 
Aide, American Red Cross. 

Jean Deveraux (Mrs. Scott 
Doten), Clerk-Typist, Boston 
Woven Hose Co., Cambridge, 
Mass. 

Harriet L. Dicke, Sales Repre- 
sentative, Wool Firm, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

Cynthia G. Doane (Mrs. D. E. 
Nickerson, Jr.), Analytical Assist- 
ant, Sylvania Electric Products, 
Inc., Salem, Mass. 

Janet M. Donnet, Assistant in 
Market Research, Chirurg Adver- 
tising Agency, Boston, Mass. 

Gloria Downs, Office Worker, 
Downs-Randolph, Tulsa, Okla. 

Janet Dressier, Assistant in 
Loans and Securities Dept., Cleve- 
land Trust Co., Cleveland, O. 

Mary P. Edmonds, Assistant 
in Chemical Dept. Wellesley Col- 
lege, Wellesley, Mass. 

Jean S. Edwards, Teacher, Geo- 
graphy, Dedham Country Day 
School, Dedham, Mass. 

Martha G. Ellis, Laboratory As- 
sistant in Chemistrv, Ciba Com- 
pany, Summit, N. J. 

Mary Louise Fast, Secretary, 
John Marquand. Newburyport, 
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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, NOVEMBER 1, 1945 



Maillard Says 
Treat Germans 
With Severity 

.mericans Rescue Officer 
Member of Underground 
Starving at Buchenwald 

"We must beware of treating the 
Germans too kindly," stated Major 
Marcel Maillard, as the main 
message in his speech here October 
18. Major Maillard described his 
part in 'the French Resistance 
movement and his internment at 
Buchenwald. He is in the United 
States on a special mission for 
the French Ministry of Informa- 
tion. 

When the French Army was de- 
mobilized. Major Maillard joined 
the French Underground. In order 
to conceal his Underground activi- 
ties, he worked for the Vichy Gov- 
ernment which gave him access to 
much valuable information. On one 
occasion, Maillard, the Vichy aide, 
helped the Germans to search for 
Maillard the Underground leader. 
The search proved futile. 

Eventually discovered by the 
Gestapo, Maillard was taken to 
Paris where he was questioned and 
tortured. His execution date was 
set for July 28, 1944. The arrival 
of the Americans, however, saved 
his life and necessitated his evac- 
uation to Buchenwald, one of the 
concentration camps for political 
prisoners and criminals. 

At Buchenwald Major Maillard 
was one of 30,000 deportees who 
were systematically starved and 
beaten. Every day groups chosen 
to serve as guinea pifes were 
given experimental shots of tuber- 
culosis and other diseases. The 
prisoners were forced to stand for 
at least two hours during roll-call 
in all kinds of weather with very 
little clothing; even the dead who 
had not yet been taken to the 
crematorium had to be present at 
the roll-calls. Some of the prison- 
ers were driven to cannibalism 
from starvation. One day the whole 
camp was forced to watch while a 
young boy who had struck a guard 
was torn to pieces by hungry dogs. 
Hangings and other German tor- 
ture devices were frequent occur- 
rences. 

The French Department sponsor- 
ed Major Maillard's lecture. 



Fall Chrysanthemums 

are now on display in the 

Eotanv Greenhouses 

Open 8:00 to 5:00 Daily 



Voluntary Crews 

Preparing For 

Dormitory Race 

Preparing for house races, over 
186 crew enthusiasts fill the crew 
house every afternoon except 
Thursday, at 4:40. Freshman 
pre-races are scheduled for Fri- 
day November 9, while upper-class 
preliminaries will be run off No- 
vember 12. The finals will take 
place November 15 to determine 
the champion house. 

Several dormitories, among 
them Severance. Shafer, and Nor- 
umbega, plan to enter two crews 
in the races. To be eligible for a 
house crew one must report to 
voluntary crew practice at least 
four times. 

Over 50 people, including Jess 
and "Mrs. Jess" attended the crew 
picnic, October 19, at the outdoor 
fireplace. Discussing plans for 
the year, the head of Crew an- 
nounced that there would be a 
spring crew season, since Wel- 
lesley is back on its pre-war sche- 
dule. 

De Lubersac - 

(Continued from Page 3) 
the prisoners that they would soon 
join these dead," Count Lubersac 
stated. At Buchenwald the de- 
portees worked in mines and fac- 
tories on fewer calories than the 
number necessary for an invalid:. 
Although the average rate of dead 
per day was 150, often as many as 
350 prisoners died in a single day. 

Count de Lubersac was born 
in Paris, and educated at the Col- 
lege de Normandie near Rouen 
and later at Janson de Pays. Be- 
fore the war he was the director 
of the Rafinerie de Patrole de la 
Gironde in Paris, an affiliate with 
the Texas Oil Company. He was 
a Captain in the French Artillery, 
and later a leader in the French 
Underground. After being liberat- 
ed from Buchenwald, he enlisted 
in the United States Army. 

Service Fund sponsored the 
lecture as part of its annual drive 
opening on November 5. 



Rose LaFoy Miss Smith To Discuss 
Thinks New Grecian Relief Problems 



York 'Dirty' 

Miss Rose LaFoy, Mr. Jean 
Guedenet, and Miss Claude Veen, 
who have just arrived from France, 
gave their first impressions of 
America at the first meeting of the 
Alliance Francaise October 29. 

When questioned by Ginny 
Guild, '46, head of Forum, Miss 
LaFoy declared that as soon as 
she arrived in New York she wrote 
home that Am'erica was "very 
dirty." This impression, she 
added, "was from the paper every- 
one seemed to be throwing around. 
But then someone told me that 
New York was welcoming the troop 
transports that had just docked." 

Miss Veen commented on the 
"gay colors of all the automobiles." 
Mr. Guedent described the "shaky, 
perfumed gelatin salads" at Wel- 
lesley. "I realized that the cal- 
ories are mathematically calcu- 
lated," he said, "and that logically 
I'm not hungry." 

A group of Sophomores and 
Seniors competed against a group 
of Freshmen and Juniors in char- 
ades. Prizes were awarded to the 
Freshmen-Junior group who had 
enacted the work "rouleverse- 
ment." 

Betty Evans '47, lead the meet- 
ing in a French sing, after which 
refreshments were served. 

Jane Goodman, '46 President of 
the Alliance Francaise, announced 
that those who attended the regu- 
lar French sing every Monday 
night at 7:30 in Tower court could 
join a group who will seranade 
Mrs. Horton before Christmas. 



"1 nave known well m Greece 
how UNRRA works in the field," 
said Miss Louise Pettibone Smith 
of the Biblical History DeDart- 
ment, who will lecture on "Prob- 
lems of Relief Work" Wednesday, 
November 7, at 7:30 in Pendleton 
Hall. Last year Miss Smith spent 
her sabbatical leave teaching Eng- 
lish at Pierce College for Girls in 
Athens and helping with European 
relief problems. 

Miss Smith went to Europe in 
the summer of 1944 intending to 
work at the college with Greek 
War Relief. Since the school had 
become affiliated with UNRRA, 
however, she first worked with 
UNRRA in refugee camps in 
Egypt and Palestine for prepara- 
tion. Then in April of 1945 she 
went to the Pierce school, better 
known as the American College 
for Girls. 

The American College is a six- 
year "gymnasium,'' corresponding 
to American junior high schools, 
with a two-year college depart- 
ment which is to be extended to 
four years now that the war is 
over. The attendance varies be- 
tween 500 and 600 girls. "It is 
very much like Wellesley, which 
also began with a preparatory 
school. Pierce is an endowed col- 
lege — or rather it was, when there 
was money in Greece," said Miss 
Smith. 

Miss Smith described V-E Day 
in Greece. "While certain indi- 
viduals were wildly happy on V-E 
Day, and there were parades, 



there was not general jubilation. 
The war was over for the Greeks 
when the Germans were driven 
out, but Greek soldiers were still 
fighting the British, and so V-E 
Day did not mean more food for 
civilians, or the return of their 
men, as it did in the United States. 
V-J Day," she said, "was even more 
remote." 

Miss Smith returned to Welles- 
ley October 10, after a trip home 
on the Gripsholm, a government 
chartered ship which makes a 
weekly voyage. "It was very dif- 
ficult to book passage," said Miss 
Smith, "but Mrs. Horton per- 
suaded the State Department that 
it was essential." There was no 
other passenger boat coming 
across, although a few Americans 
returned on Liberty ships. Spe- 
cial dispensation was required to 
travel on these cargo vessels. 

Aboard the Gripsholm, designed 
for 500 passengers, there were 
1500 persons. "Since many of 
these were Greek-Americans and 
Italian-Americans," said Miss 
Smith, "everybody expected 
trouble. However, the trip was 
peaceful, though certainly no 
pleasure cruise!" Miss Smith dis- 
covered that Miss Mary Coolidge 
of the Philosophy Department had 
sailed to Greece on the same ship, 
and had disembai-ked about an 
hour before she went on board; 
however, the two did not meet. 

Miss Smith's lecture is spon- 
sored by C. A. 




Wellesley Grads - 

(Continued from Page 3) 
Mass. 

Ruth Ferguson, Assistant in Fi- 
nancial Dept., Home Life Insur- 
ance Co., New York, N. Y. 

Bebe M. Fischgrund, Interne- 
ship, Nursery School, University 
of Chicago, Chicago, 111. 

Mary Jane Foster, Clinic Exec- 
utive, Massachusetts Eye and Ear 
Infirmary, Boston, Mass. 

Dorothy M. Freyer, Assistant 
in Food Analysis Laboratory, 
American Can Co., Maywood, 111. 

Gloria Gallic, Teacher (appren- 
tice), Cambridge School, Weston, 
Mass. 

Jeanne Garcelon, Technical As- 
sistant, Bell Telephone Co., New 
York, N. Y. 

Marilyn J. Garfield, War Work- 
er, Army Signal Corps., Arlington, 

VS. 

Jane Godley, Ticket & Reserva- 
tion Agent, American Airlines, 
New York, N. Y. 

Dorothy Going, Inside Investi- 
gator, Liberty Mutual Insurance 
Co., Boston, Mass. 

Betty A. Golden (Mrs. M. Gitt- 

M/k Si erk .' Accounting Office, 
M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass: 

/i\? Iarj S ri o F^ces Goodman 
(Mrs. G. S. Fenn), Teacher, Eng- 



lish, Flintridge School, Arcadia, 
Calif. 

Eloise J. Grawoig, Editorial As- 
sistant, Commerce Clearing 
House, Chicago, 111. 

Joyce M. Gulick, Clerk, Stand- 
ard Vacuum Oil Co., New York, 
N. Y. 

Caroline S. Hadley, Assistant 
Field Director, American Red 
Cross. 

Louisa H. Hagner, Editorial 
Assistant (Dr. Fitz), Harvard 
Medical School, Boston, Mass. 

Helen K. Hagopian, Research 
Assistant in Histology (Dr. 
Dempsey), Harvard Medical 
School, Boston, Mass. 

Janet R. Hahn, Assistant Edi- 
tor House Organ, Thompson Pro- 
ducts, Cleveland, O. 

Faith M. Halfyard, Assistant in 
Domestic Auditing Dept., National 
City Bank of New York, New 
York, N. Y. 

Rachel Hall, Secretary, Shady- 
side Junior School, Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Virginia Hall, Teacher, Mathe- 
matics and Physics, Daycroft 
School, Stamford, Conn. 

Elizabeth A. Handy, General 
Assistant, Kidder, Peabody & Co., 
Boston, Mass. 

Janet M. Haskell, Research 
Assistant, Howe Laboratory of 
Ophthamology, Mass. Eye and 
Ear Infirmary, Boston, Mass. 

Martha Hatcher, Youth Direc- 
tor, Conference of the Methodist 



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The Secret Room, final week WILBUR 

Oklahoma through Dec. 15 COLONIAL 

Strange Fruit from Lillian Smith's novel. With Jane 

White, Melchor Ferrer, Vera Allen. 

Through Nov. 10 PLYMOUTH 

The Day Before Spring, new musical featuring Irene 

Manning, Bill Johnson, John Archer. 

Through Nov. 17 SHUBERT 

Malcuzynski, sensational Polish pianist. 

Next Sunday aft. SYMPHONY HALL 

IN PROSPECT 

"Last House on the Left," new farce by Jean Carmen and Irish 
Owen, with Miss Carmen and Gene Barry in_leading roles. 
Opening Nov. 5 for one week 

"The Joyous Season" with Ethel Barrymore. Play by Philip 
Barry. Opening Nov. 12 for two weeks 

"The Mermaids Singing," new play by John Van Druten, with 
Walter Abel, Beatrice Perason, Frieda Inescourt, Lois Wil- 
son. Opening Nov. 13 

"The Would-Be Gentleman" with Bobby Clark. Recent transla- 
tion into English of Moliere's play. Opening Nov. 28 for 
eleven days 

Maurice Evans in "Hamlet" opening Nov. 28 for ten days 

Alec Templeton at Symphony Hall Sun. aft., Nov. 11 

WELLESLEY THEATRE TICKET AGENCY 

WELLESLEY THRIFT SHOP 

34 Church Street Wellesley 

Open Daily 9:30 to 5:30, except for the 

lunch hour, 11:45 to 12:45 

Ticket* ordered for all Boston theatres and events at Symphony Hall. 
25c service fee charged on each ticket 



Church, Nashville, Tenn. 

Floranne Henderson, Staff As- 
sistant, American Red Cross. 

Eleanor M. Herz, Publicity and 
Public Relations, Assistant to 
President, Elmira College, N. Y. 

Sarah Ann Hill, Chemist, Ana- 
lytical Laboratory, Anaconda Re- 
duction Works, Anaconda, Mont. 

Ann R. Hoffman, Office Worker, 
Time Magazine, New York, N. Y. 

Janet Horton, Secretary in Col- 
lege Text Dept., Harcourt, Brace 
& Co., New York, N. Y. 

Jane Ingley, Visitor, Bureau of 
Public Welfare, Denver, Colo. 

Anne B. Johnston, Teacher, 4th 
Grade, Public School, Richmond, 
Va. 

Margaret E. Johnston, Research 
Assistant in Laboratory, Univers- 
ity of Chicago, Chicago, 111. 

Ann Jordan, Assistant in Mar- 
ket Analysis, Advertising Dept., 
Farm Journal and Pathfinder, 
New York, N. Y. 

Doris J. King, Field Worker, 
Presbyterian Board of National 
Missions, Chicago, 111. 

Jean Kineke (Mrs. David Mc- 
Laughlin), Assistant in Market 
Research, Young and Rubicam, 
New York, N. Y. 

Naomi Kislak, Clerk, Foreign 
Dept., Irving Trust Co., New 
York, N. Y. 

Jane Knickerbocker, Assistant 
in Trust Dept., Guaranty Trust 
Co., New York, N. Y. 

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Trainee on Training Squad, R. H 
Macy & Co., New York, N. Y. 

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Army Map Service, Arlington, Va. 

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lic Health Research Instituted 
New York, N. Y. 

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Assistant, Look Magazine, New 
York, N. Y. 

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Biological Laboratory, Schering 

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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, NOVEMBER 1, 1945 



Newest Play 
BySherwood 
Lacks Unity 

Critic: Mary Dirlam '46 

The Robert Sherwood who wrote 
The Petrified Forest seems, at 
least temporarily, not to be in the 
ascendancy, the author of Tlve 
Rugged Path is an able, technically 
skilled dramatist who knows his 
theatre, but he has failed to sub- 
ject his latest work to a final critic- 
al scrutiny which might have lifted 
it above the commonplace. 

The Rugged Path has the mak- 
ings of a successful play. We are 
presented a theme which essays to 
reveal the dangers of public 
lethargy during a time of crisis. 
We are given a rather complex and 
interesting hero, Morey Vinion, a 
newspaperman with "demons in 
him," who has been tied to a con- 
ventional kind of life by his wife 
and friends. The plot itself is 
presentable enough, being concern- 
ed with Morey Vinion's enlistment 
in the Navy and his subsequent ad- 
ventures and final heroic death 
after he has escaped from his 
sunken ship. It is in the manage- 
ment of this material, rather than 
in the conception of it, that Sher- 
wood disappoints us. 

Lack of Integration 

The play as a whole fails of ef- 
fect. The eleven changes of scene 
during the two acts lack a feeling 
of continuity, or any really casual 
relationship to one another. We 
skip rapidly from the Vinion home 
to a bar, then to the newspaper 
office, a mess compartment on a 
destroyer, Colonel Rainsford's 
tropical headquarters, a jungle 
outpost, and finally and unexpec- 
tedly, to the White House. And, 
while unity of place is no longer 
a prerequisite of drama, such a 
total departure from its observa- 
tion seemed confusing and unnec- 
essary. 

The Rugged Path might partial- 
ly have redeemed itself by a suc- 
cessful closing scene which could 
have contributed much in the way 
of summing up and interpreting the 
somewhat choppy action of the 
play. Instead, we leave Morey on 
the scene of battle, and find our- 
selves at a reception room in the 
White House, where Morey's widow 
is receiving a posthumous medal in 
recognition of his heroism. The 
wife comes out of the President s 
office— brief conversation — she 
exits. A military attache, left on 
stage with Morey's colonel points 
to a battle- scarred flag and says, 
"Let us hope." Curtain. 

It is not so much the abrupt 
transition from battlefield to 
transition does not point up the 
to America, but the fact that that 
theme of the play that is bother- 
some. If Scene 2 of the first act, 
which dealt with the materialistic 
reception of the news of Morey s 
mishaps by his home office, had 
been the closing scene, the end ol 
the play might have been more 
satisfactory. The irony involved 
would have provided an excellent 
opportunity for a closing and 
pointed comment by the author 
which would have added meaning 
to the whole play. . 

Sentimental Patriotism 

The theme, which, as we have 
pointed out, is an attempt at criti- 
cism of a passive American society, 
had possibilities. In treating a sub- 
ject of this sort there is of course, 
always the danger of being hack- 

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Novel Suggests 
Saroyan Quality 

Critic: Gloria Ross '46 




JOHN STEINBECK 

In his opening paragraph, John 
Steinbeck describes "Cannery Row 
in Monterey in California," as "a 
poem, a stink, a grating noise, a 
quality of light, a tone, a habit, a 
nostalgia, a dream." This initial 
explanation of his subject suggests 
the influence of Saroyan, and this 
influence seems more and more 
striking as the book progresses and 
as one notices the poetic aura Mr. 
Steinbeck casts about the down-to- 
earth back alley. 

Mr. Steinbeck describes the in- 
habitants of Cannery Row in 
language befitting the realism for 
which he is noted, but combined 
with his rather crude speech is this 
same new Saroyan-like lyrical out- 
look, which seems to envelop each 
disreputable outcast character in 
a cloak of natural, poetic beauty. 
The marked lyrical quality, which 
Mr. Steinbeck exhibits in this book 
for the first time to any great 
degree, seems rather strange and 
almost comic, when carried along, 
as it is, by the author's very realis- 
tic manner of expression and by 
his slangy, sometimes rather un- 
printable choice of words. 

Mr. Steinbeck's aim in writing 
this book seems to be to describe 
the lowest fringe of society, and 
to describe it in such a way as to 
show the inherent nobleness of 

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Singer Tells News Reporter that Playing Othello 
Being Named All-American Thrilled Him Most 

by Barbara Boggs '46 
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any man that he should divide 
his attention between a steak din- 
ner and News reporters . Mr. 
Robeson, however, received us most 
graciously as he sat eating with 
his party after the concert in the 
Green Room of Alumnae Hall. 
He allowed us to ply him with 
questions, while his thick, juicy 
steak lay almost untouched on his 
plate. 

"I began singing in high school," 
Mr. Robeson said. "We had an 
excellent glee club and were for- 
tunate enough to have Anna Case 
.often sinj; with us. At Rutgers," 
he smiled, "I didn't make the glee 
club." 

Whether Mr. Robeson really 
didn't "make" the glee club or 
whether his college life was just 
too crowded with football prac- 
tices and academic interests to 
allow time for singing is a matter 
for speculation. Allowing for his 
modesty, the latter is quite pos- 
sibly the case. 

Mr. Robeson was a great foot- 
ball player, as we can readily 
imagine from his tremendous 
frame. "One of the two most thrill- 
ing events of my life," he ad- 
mitted, "was being named All 
American End. The other was 
playing Othello. Ordinarily I 
would rather sing than act, but 
I would rather play Othello than 
sinff. Of course," he added, "it 
isn't often you get a chance to 
play Othello." 

Mr. Robeson does plan to play 
the Moor before a London audi- 
ence in the near future, however. 
He is also considering the role of 
Macbeth. 

Mr. Robeson has sung and acted 
in almost every country in Europe, 
as well as throughout America. 
He returned last month from a 
European tour where he sang for 
"our fellows," as he affectionately 
terms our troops in the army of 
occupation. 

Prior to this visit, he sang in 
Europe during the Spanish civil 
war for the Loyalist forces. Mr. 
Robeson is a rabid anti-fascist. 
As an encore at his concert he 
sang a Loyalist army song set to 
an old Spanish folk tune with 
great vigor and feeling. 

Although he has sung before all 
types of audiences, Mr. Robeson 
still counts college audiences as 
amoner his favorites. He is to 



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give concerts at Cornell and Mich- 
igan later in the season. When 
asked if they had given a concert 
at Smith, Mr. Lawrence Brown, Mr. 
Robeson's accompanist, replied 
that they hadn't, adding hastily 
and so tactfully, "We're working 
down on our list." 

Almost any audience is appre- 
ciative after it gets to know you 
Mr. Robeson said. Of course, dif- 
ferent songs are more popular in 
different countries. Negro spirit- 
uals, for example, are always en- 
joyed most by an American audi- 
ence that understands them best. 
With Mr. Robeson's linguistic 
ability— he speaks Russian and 
Chinese as well as all the usual 
European languages — he has no 
difficulty in quickly reaching any 
audience. 

Mr. Robeson readily admits that 
he is always nervous before giving 
a concert. He asked to postpone 
his News interview until after the 
concert "if you want me to say 
anything that will make sense." 
"Acting has one advantage over 
singing," he remarked. "Opening 
night at the theatre is always 
tense, but when that initial strain 
is over I can relax for the rest of 
the run. With concerts it is dif- 
ferent. I have a regular attack 
of what I suppose you might term 
stage-fright before each one." 

Mr. Brown, who has accompanied 
Paul Robeson since 1925, confirms 
this confession. Mr. Robeson has 
always been nervous before his 
concerts and tired after them, he 
says. When asked if he was not 
tired, too, after so many encores, 
he said, "Oh no, I'm older so I 
don't get tired so easily. I'm hard- 
ened to it." 

Mr. Brown first met Paul Robe- 
son in London in 1922. Mr. Brown 

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Cooper Acts 
In Old Film 
Of Northwest 

Critic: Jean Lamb '47 

"Northwest Mounted Police" is 
a moderately exciting tale of love 
and adventure in the Canadian 
northwest, and is notable chiefly 
for the beauty of the technicolor 
photography. It is the story of 
the suppression of the rebellion 
of the half-breeds in 1885, when 
the fifty mounted police were the 
only representatives of law in tne 
district. Gary Cooper as Dusty 
Rivers, a Texas ranger, comes 
north to find Jacques Corbeau, wno 
is wanted for murder in the States. 
Since Corbeau is the leader of 
the rebellion, Rivers aids the 
Mounties to capture him. April 
Logan (Madeleine Carroll), dis- 
covers that the half-breeds are 
planning an ambush where her 
brother Ronnie (Robert Preston) 
is sentinel. Unable to go to warn 
him herself, she seeks Louvette 
(Paulette Goddard), a half-breed 
girl with whom Ronnie is in love. 
Louvette, however, does not dis- 
close the danger to him, only lur- 
ing him away from his post and 
keeping him captive lest he be 
hurt in the fight. Almost all of 
the other Mounties are killed or 
wounded in the surprise attack. 

Rivers, in love with April, seeks 
to vindicate the honor of her 
brother by ascribing to him some 
of Rivers' own deeds, whUe Jim 
Brett (Preston Foster), also in 
love with April, captures Cor- 
beau. The film ends with April's 
choosing between the two suitors. 

The slimness of the plot affords 
no opportunity for complicated 
character portrayals. Except for 
the conflict between Ronnie's love 
and his duty, the emphasis is on 
external events, so that the actors 
have fairly easy jobs. Cooper as 
the shrewd, tough Ranger, Miss 
Carroll as the courageous "white- 
woman-in-the-wilderness," Paul- 
ette Goddard as the selfish, pas- 
sionate half-breed, Poster as the 
man who always does his duty: 
here is no chance for outstanding 
acting. The actors are competent 
in interpreting what the script 
gives them, -but their roles cer- 
tainly throw no light on human 
nature. 

The film is disappointing also 
in that it lacks suspense. It is 

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Senorita Oyarzabal In Mexico to CanterburyClub 
Study Manuscripts on Heraldry H-J^S^ 



Letter Describes Native Life, Indians, V-J Day 
Celebration as Well as Work on Document 



Senorita Anita Oyarzabal of the 
Spanish Department is spending 
her sabbatical year in Mexico City 
where she is studying heraldry in 
connection with a Wellesley Lib- 
rary manuscript on the subject. 
The following letter describes her 
activities in Mexico City. 

"I think the visit with the Zapo- 
tecas Indians in a primitive village 
called Mitla might interest you. 
They live so peacefully in their 
hut-homes still following their pre- 
Christian ways of life that it made 
me wonder whether they had not 
achieved the Mecca of happiness 
that the civilization in our times 
seems to be vainly seeking for, 
in finer houses. 

"Some Indians did not even un- 
derstand Spanish, but they all un- 
derstood the universal language 
of heart and hands and so we got 
on very well indeed. 

"Near Mitla stands Monte Alban 
and the most wonderful Aztecs 
temples that you can imagine. It 
is a most precarious ascent and I 
never thought that our car would 
make it. On the way up we saw 
a poor little old Indian painfully 
climbing on foot. We stopped and 
prevailed on him to try it our 
way. Since you know me and my 
love for talk you won't be sur- 
prised to hear that pretty soon 
we knew a great deal about Miguel, 
(that was the Indian's Christian 
name). He gets up at 3:00 a.m. 
to start for work and it takes him 
six hours to climb the mountain 
on one side and descend on the 
other to get to work. There is no 
other way except on donkey back 
and Miguel has no donkey. He 
works as a mason from nine to 
five for four pesos a day (about 
75 cents) and then starts" back up 
the hill and reaches home at 11 
p.m. He gets only about four 
hours' sleep. And there .are peo- 
ple who still say that the Mexi- 
cans are lazy!!! 

"If I keep on the subject 
this letter might never come to an 
end and that would be too bad, 
so I shall go on to tell you about 
my adventures in studies. Here 
I must confess to you that I knew 
not what I was doing when I be- 
gan studying this manuscript As 
you know the original lies in state 
in the Treasure Room of the Wel- 
lesley Library. 

"I have always loved history as 
well as fiction, and my intellectual 
curiosity was aroused by this 
study in heraldry that was lying 
fallow in our midst. I knew little 
about heraldry but two of my fav- 
orite mottos are: "Live" and 
learn" and the other. "Never too 
old to learn," and so I arrived in 
Mexico and started on my trip of 
new studies. I find out new things 
every day especially on the proto- 
col that must be observed when 
dealing with this subject. The 
manuscript is particularly inter- 
esting because of its curious 



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idiosyncracies. The society of 
Heraldry here is very "keen" on 
it too and you never saw such 
brotherly interest and helpful sug- 
gestions as emanate from the mem- 
bers of said Society who are very 
interesting people besides being 
learned. Referring back to the 
last Faculty Play they are very 
"HUMAN." 

"Of course here at home we are 
in daily contact with artists, and 
literary people of every kind. 
There are some very interesting 
Tertulias of this type here in 
Mexico this year; I go twice 
weekly and find them most profit- 
able and invigorating. 

"I also belong to the Pan-Amer- 
ican Round Table here; have 
talked in the International Club 
etc. But these things also happen 
in the States and are not so in- 
teresting for you to hear about. 

"Another great event here has 
been the formation of the Spanish 
Government in exile and its formal 
recognition by Mexico, Guatemala, 
and Panama. It was thrilling to 
see the flag that had last flown 
over the last portion of Republican 
Spain being unfurled and hoisted 
in one of the Mexican Government 
Buildings amid the cheers of thous- 
ands of spectators in the large 
Zocalo Plaza. Tears of joy flowed 
from many eyes and it was a spec- 
tacle not to be forgotten. And it 
happened on the V. J. Day too! 
Can you blame me for being over- 
joyed and excited? 

"All in all it has been a most 
eventful summer culminating with 
the news about Captain McAfee 
becoming Mrs. Douglas Horton and 
of our luck in having her in Wel- 
lesley oftener — and in civilian 
clothes. 

"My love to all my friends in 
Wellesley and most sincere wishes 
for this new year." 

o 

Robeson - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
was accompanying Roland Hayes, 
then a comparatively unknown ar- 
tist, and Mr. Robeson was acting at 
the time in a play with Mrs. Pat- 
rick Campbell. "It wasn't long 
after that we got together," he 
said. "And we stuck." 

Mr. Brown writes many of his 
own arrangements, and he admits 
that he gets a real "kick" out of 
his work. When asked if he was 
having as good a time as he ap- 
peared to be having, he laughed. 
"I don't know how, I look, but I 
was enjoying myself all right." 

"Yes," he joked, "sometimes my 
job's pretty good— like tonight 
when I get in on a steak dinner." 

Speaking seriously, he says of 
Mr. Robeson, "He's the most gen- 
erous man in the world. His heart 
is as big as his frame." 

We would heartily agree. It was 
a pleasure and privilege to meet 
Paul Robeson, a great artist and 
a great man. 



Canterbury Club will hold a re- 
ception for its new rector, Rev. Mr. 
Charles W. F. Smith, Sunday, No- 
vember 4 at 5:30 in the parish 
house at St. Andrew's Episcopal 
Church. Miss Barbara Arnold, 
Provincial Secretary of College 
Church Work in New England will 
be the guest speaker. 

Mrs. Gorham Cross, Director of 
Religious Education at St. An- 
drew's in Wellesley village wel- 
comes student attendance at the 
church. The purpose of Canter- 
bury Club is to unite the members 
of tne Episcopal Church at Welles- 
ley in such a way that their com- 
mon problems and ideals can be 
answered and shared. The year's 
program is constructed around the 
theme, "God and the college cam- 
pus." Plans for the year as an- 
nounced by Arline Smith '46, Pres- 
ident of Canterbury Club, include 
meetings every Monday evening for 
supper and discussion. Thursday 
mornings at 7:00 in Little Chapel 
Rev. Mr. Smith directs the Com- 
munion Service. Canterbury _Club 
plans to have an outside speaker 
for the first Sunday of each month. 
The Friday morning college chapel 
service is always Episcopalian. 

r-0 

Cannery Row - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
these people. I do not think that Mr. 
Steinbeck succeeds in his aim. 
There is something maudlin and 
entirely out of proportion about 
Cannery Row. It is neither as real- 
istic nor as inspiring as Catfish 
Row in Porgy and bess. Cannery 
Row does not seem real; it has too 
much of the quality of a fantasy. 
Because it seems unreal, we are 
not moved by the plight of the 
characters. We do not even take 
them seriously. 

In spite of this general failing 
of his book, Mr. Steinbeck is still 
notably successful in some of his 
character portraits. The outcast 
idler Mack is a strange and yet 
very natural man — a man of strong 
personality and weak character, 
talented and doomed, a genius and 
a bum. Hazel and little Frankie are 
unusually perceptive portraits of 
feebleminded people, Hazel a well- 
integrated member of the Palace 
Flophouse, the local bachelor com- 
munity, Frankie on the road to con- 
finement in an institution. Doc, 
the head of the marine laboratory, 
who collects frogs and octopi for 
a living, breeds mice and rattle- 
snakes, and even makes cross sec- 
tions of human embryos, is perhaps 
the most successful character Mr. 
Steinbeck has presented. The idol 
of the community, he pursues his 
strange occupation tirelessly and 
plays Scarlatti records well into 
the night. The most respected and 
dearly loved friend of everyone in 
town, he is still perhaps the 
loneliest man in Cannery Row. 

Cannery Row is not Mr. Stein- 
beck's best book, nor is it his most 
significant. But it is an unusual 
departure from his previous work, 
a book which every follower of Mr. 
Steinbeck should read. 



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Workroom Record! 

The Norwegian Relief has 
written: "Thank you for the 
splendid amount of sewing 
which was done by the Wel- 
lesley College students. This 
is some of the most beautifully 
done work received here. Cloth- 
ing is the greatest need in 
Norway, and we are very 
grateful to you for your in- 
terest and help." 



Seven Members 

Swell the Ranks 
Of Dance Group 

Wellesley College Dance Group 
added seven new members to its 
ranks last wek when Mary Hardi- 
man '47, Ruth Kulakofsky '48, 
Robin Muchmore '47, Marion Ritvo 
'48, Barbara Smith GS, Lucy Ven- 
able '48, and Charmienne Yarwood 
'47 completed their try-outs. Each 
girl worked out the choreography 
for a solo dance which she present- 
ed herself. She also planned a 
group dance which she taught to 
at least six girls who then per- 
formed for the judges. 

Final try-outs for the apprentice 
dance group wil be held November 
7. 



Gary Cooper - 



(Continued from Page 5) 
too obvious from the beginning 
that the Mounties are going to 
win, and even the events such as 
the ambush do not hold one's in- 
terest because they are presented 
too objectively. The knowledge of 
the inevitable decision between 
Rivers and Brett could have been 
a vehicle for suspense, but as it 
is there is none there, and the 
decision itself comes as rather a 
shock. 

However the settings and pho- 
tography are excellent. The fron- 
tier villages and the Mountie's 
stockade are realistic and color- 
ful, and the technicolor scenes of 
the mountains and forests are 
magnificent. Whatever the film 
may lack in the way of plot, 
script, or suspense, it is worth 
seeing just for the superb natural 
scenery. 

"Anchors Aweigh" is an or- 
dinary musical comedy relieved by 
the excellent acting of Frank 
Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Kathryn 
Grayson, and Jose Iturbi. 

"Christmas in Connecticut" is a 
painful comedy, with Barbara 
Stanwick, Dennis Morgan, and Sid- 
ney Greenstreet. 

"Pride of the Marines" con- 
cerns the problems of the return- 
ing serviceman, wi.th John Gar- 
field, Eleanor Parker, and Dane 
Clark. 

"Our Vines Have Tender 
Grapes" depicts rural America, 
with very good acting done by 
Edward G. Robinson (in a new 
type of role), Margaret O'Brien, 
Morris Carnovsky, and Agnes 
Moorehead. 



Then there's the story of the 
Freshman who found herself late 
for g^m class and still in civilian 
clothes. Desperately looking for a 
hidden place in Founders to 
change, she hit upon that most sec- 
red and isolated spot, Mr. Kerby- 
Miller's office. This being empty, 
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Town Co-op 

Plans Sale 

Of Clothing 

Co-op Will Hold Exchange 
As Community Service; 
College Participates 

The Wellesley Cooperative So- 
ciety will hold a clothing exchange 
November 2 and 3 in the vacant 
store next to Seiler's on Wash- 
ington Street. This function is 
being held as a community service 
to enable residents of the town 
and students to sell clothes for 
which they no longer have a use. 

The cooperative asks that ar- 
ticles be clean, in usable condi- 
tion and tagged with the owner's 
name and address and the price 
to be charged. Five percent of 
the sale price will be deducted to 
cover expenses. Articles may be 
left at the collection centers to- 
day or at the exchange on Friday 
morning. Among the collection 
centers are: Coop Food Store, 31 
Central street; the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Paul Lehmann, 6 Shep- 
ard House, Wellesley; and the 
Page School, Wellesley. 

The exchange will be open Fri- 
day, November 2, from 2:00 to 
5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 
3. from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 



Dr. Y. P. Mei, Head 
Of Yenching University 
To Visit Sister College 

Dr. Y. P. Mei, President of 
Yenching University, Wellesley's 
sister college in China, will be 
the guest of the college Mon- 
day and Tuesday, November 12 
and 13. 

Upperclass students are invited 
to nieet Dr. Mei at an informal 
period on Tuesday evening in 
Tower Court, where he will stay 
while at Wellesley. At that time, 
Dr. Mei will give a talk about 
Yenching. after which there will 
be an open discussion. 

A tea in his honor will be given 
on Monday afternoon, at which 
members of the freshman class 
will be able to meet and talk with 
him On Tuesday afternoon there 
will be a tea to give members of 
Coz Club and the C.A. Board an 
opportunity to become acquainted 
with Dr. Mei. 



"Rugged Path" - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
neyed and sentimental. But there is 
no reason why Americanism and 
patriotism cannot be skillfully in- 
corporated into a play. Unfortu- 
nately, however, Sherwood seemed 
at many points to be falling into 
the jargon of the ad-writer— the 
phoney "This is your America- 
Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Guadal- 
canal" sort of thing. 

The general level of the acting 
was adequate, although not distin- 
guished. Spencer Tracy, as Morey 
Vinion, was likeable and natural, 
but he spoke almost too rapidly — 
a failing which was shared by the 
supporting cast. Rex Williams, in 
the role of Gil Hartnick, had a 
strong, clear speaking voice, yet 
seemed to be making an effort to 
project it more than was necessary. 

In closing, it would be unfair to 
Sherwood to say that there were 
not parts in the play which were 
effective and well planned. One of 
these sections was the scene in Act 
II which took place in the mess 
compartment of Morey's destroyer. 
The dialogue and action was excep- 
tionally realistic as the sailors sat 
around, "griping" aru ] "chinning." 
Then, when the call to GQ sounded, 
the stage was darkened except for 
one pin-prick of 10 d light, which 
seemed to be coming from the upper 
deck. As the loudspeaker blared out 
battle orders and finally the call to 
abandon ship, the attention of the 
audience was fixed upon that one 
point of light. The tension thereby 
achieved was dramatic in the high- 
est sense. But despite the effective- 
ness of that particular scene, the 
play remained disappointing. Rob- 
ert Sherwood is, after all, an ex- 
perienced playwright, and we have 
a right to expect more than isolat- 
ed examples of competence from a 
man who, in the past, has written 
so much that is better than The 
Rugged Path. 

o 

Junior Show - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
must recreate on the stage what 
has been accomplished on paper. 
As the production starts on its 
last lap, the Junior class urges 
everyone to set aside the evening 
of November 17 and to come and 
see for herself what all this hush- 
hush has been about. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, NOVEMBER 1, 1945 



Lubersac Tells Economics Department 
Of Experiences Lists Student Expenses 

At Buchenwald 



by Polly Piatt 'J,8 

He doesn't look Ike a man who 
was on a starvation diet for four- 
teen and one half months. He 
doesn't act as if he were tortured 
and beaten. Nevertheless, Comte 
Raoul de Lubersac, veteran of both 
the French and American armies 
and former leader in the French 
Underground, is a survivor of 
Buchenwald, and able to describe 
his "fantastic" last days there. 

Buchenwald was one of the Ger- 
man concentration camps where, 
before they died, the deportees had 
to work for Germany. When they 
did die from the maltreatment, 
other deportees were sent to fill 
their places. It was not an exter- 
mination camp, where Jews and 
Slavs, unfit to work for Germany, 
were taken directly to the gas 
chamber and then to the cremator- 
ium. 

Escape Impossible 

Because both criminals and gen- 
uine political men comprised 
Buchenwald's 30,000 prisoners, 
Comte de Lubersac explained, it 
was impossible to know who was 
trustworthy and thereby form a 
united group. Escape was also im- 
peded by electrical barbed wire 
surrounding the camp, and S-men 
stationed every 200 yards for miles 
around the camp with expertly 
trained bloodhounds. 

"On the 3rd of April, 1945," said 
Comte de Lubersac, "the atmos- 
phere at Buchenwald was tense. 
The 53,000 prisoners, including 
15000 Jews just sent there from 
other camps, were nervous. "They 
knew of Himler's order to evacu- 
ate all prisoners because of Allied 
advances. They knew that evacua- 
tion, which meant suffociation and 
starvation in cattle cars, was an- 
other term of mass murder. 
Reverse Decision 

The commander of the camp, 
however, announcing: the coming of 
the Americans, declared that there 
would be no evacuation. Comte de 
Lubersac reports that he was not 
at all calmed down" by this news. 
Experience had taught him never to 
believe the Germans. 

"On April 4th," said Comte de 
Lubersac, "things were going as 
announced. But in the evening, 47 
prisoners, of which 41 were Ger- 
man and 6 Dutchmen, were called 
to the gate to be executed. All of 
them had been there too long and 
knew too much. These prisoners 
had been favored with long hair — 
the others had been shaved, alter- 
nately on the sides and on the top 
of their heads— and srood clothes. 

(Continued on Page 8, Col. 2) 

o — 

New Libe Book - 

(Continued from Page 3) 
three folio volumes in parallel col- 
umns of Latin and Greek, by a 
member of the house of Henri 
Etienne in Paris, dated 1518; and 
a first edition of John Milton's 
History) of Muscovia, printed in 
London in 1682. 

The Cicero is the only fifteenth 
century edition of one of his ora- 
tions in the Collection. It also has 
the distinction of being the only 
example of printing by the Vene- 
tian printer, Adam von Ammergau, 
and the only book in the Library 
bearing the fifteenth century book- 
nlate of Hilbrand Brandenburg of 
Biberach and the stamp of the 
Buxheim monastery to which he 
gave the book. 

The English works of Sir 
Thomas More, printed in black let- 
ter, double columns, gave Wellesley 
a copy of the first collected edition, 
which has not been reprinted ex- 
cept in facsimile. This particular 
copy includes sixteen pages which 
"Mayster Thomas More wrote in 
his youth for his pastime" and an 
unnumbered leaf that is missing 
from many copies, containing cer- 
tain after-thoughts of "Sir Thomas 
More knighte to the Christian 
reader." 

The Etienne Plato represents 
the work of the house of scholar 
printers of the French Renais- 
sance. The Roman type and the 
royal Greek types of its parallel 
columns were designed by Claude 
Garamoqd, and the decorative 
initials and head bands were prob- 
ably designed by Geoffrey Tory. 

The first edition of Milton's 
Brief History of Muscovia, finds 
its place beside other first editions 
of Milton collected by George Her- 
bert Palmer for the English Poetry 
Collection. The Library suggests 
that students in Mr. Winer's semi- 
nar on Soviet Russia look at the 
book, if only to read of the dram- 
atic interview between Sir Jerome 
Boles and Ivan the Terrible. 



The average Wellesley girl spent 
more money during the past college 
year than she has since 1930-31, the 
annual survey of Economics 101 
students disclosed. Clothing expen- 
ditures, though lower than their 
1930-31 total of $528.76, still lead 
her list of expenses at $375.84; 
fares, recreation, food, newspapers, 
and $21.14 for stationery and 
stamps complete the itemization of 
the average student budget. 

The poll, which has been con- 
ducted for twenty years, showed 
average expenses this time of $2,- 
010.94, compared with the 1930-31 
high of $2,228.97. The 216 budgets 
reported last spring ranged from 
$1,156.35 to $3,503.30. Six students 
reported expenditures of more than 
$3,000 in this survey, while in 
1930-31, eight had spent more than 
$4,000. These figures are especially 
significant, the Economics Depai*t- 



ment points out, in view of the fact 
that not more than one family in 
three in the United States has an 
income of more than $3,000 a year. 

1932-33, however, was a relative- 
ly lean year. No student reported 
more than $3,000, only six exceeded 
$2,500, and 78 spent $1,500 or less. 
Tuition charges, on the other hand, 
averaged only $1,007.46 that year, 
in comparison with last year's $1,- 
142.08. And, even with the increas- 
ed tuition, 16 students were able to 
keep expenses below $1,500 in 1944- 
45. 

Freshmen customarily spend 
slightly more than upperclassmen. 
For clothes, their average last 
year was $423.75; they spent ap- 
proximately a dollar more for rec- 
reation than the group average of 
73.42. Recreational expenses do not 
include the $37.50 worth of food 
pm-chased outside the dormitory. 



Award Barn Prizes 
For Ticket Sales to 
Three Top Salesgirls 

Connie Kruger '47, a member of 
Barnswallow's Acting Committee, 
has won the first prize of eight 
dollars in Barn's ticket-selling con- 
test for Blithe Spirit. Second and 
third prize winners are Lynn How- 
ard '49, member of the make-up 
committee, and Sally Brittingham 
'48, of the acting committee, who 
received five dollars and three dol- 
lars respectively. 

Prizes were announced by Nickie 
Passburg '46, Barn's Business 
Manager. 

Calendar 

Thursday, November 1: *8:15 a.m., 
Chapel. Leader. Virginia A. Groff 
'46. 4:00 p.m.. Green Hall. Faculty 
\ sembly Room. Academic Council. 
•7:"i)-7:30 p.m.. Claflin. Spanish 
songs. 

Friday, November 2: »8:1G a.m., 
Chapel. Leader. Miss Helen T. Jones. 
•S :30 p.m., Alumnae Hall. Barn- 
swallows' first fall production: 
"Blithe Spirit," by Noel Coward. 

Saturday, November 3: *8:15 a.m., 
( Impel. Leader. Mrs. Horton. *8;00 
P.m., Alumnae Hall. Barnswallows' 
first fall production: "Blithe Spirit" 

Sunday, November 4: *11 :00 a.m.. 
Memorial Chapel. Preacher. Dr. Rein- 
In .Id Niebuhr, I'nlon Theological Sem- 
inary, New York City. 

Monday, November r.: Service Fund 
Drive begins. »S:15 a.m., Chapel. 
Leader. Mrs. Horton. French Songs 
will he omitted. 7:00-8:00 p.m., Cam- 
pus Houses. Service Fund Entertain- 
ments. Service Fund Drive. 

Tuesday, November (1: *S .15 a.m.. 
Chapel. Leader. Miss Denklnger. 
•2:40 p.m.. Founders Hall. Room L'22. 
Lecture. "Amy Lowell," by David 
Morton. (English Literature 210). 
•4 :45 p.m.. Pendleton Hall. Poet's 
Reading by Rolfe Humohries. (Kath- 
arine Lee Bates Fund). 7:00-8:00 
P.m.. Village Houses. Service Fund 
Entertainments. Service Fund Drive. 

Wednesday, November 7: *8:1S b m 
Chapel. Leader. Miss Robathan. "I :40 
p.m., Pendleton Hall. Colored Sound 
Film "Our .wiphbors Down the 
Road." departments of Geography 
and Spanish). '7 :.10 p.m.. Pendleton 
Hall. Lecture: "American Relief 
Work in the Near Bast," by Miss 
Louise Pettlbone Smith of the Bib- 
lical History Department. (Depart- 
ment of Biblical History. Christian 
Association and Service Fund). 

Thursday, November N: Service Fund 
Drive. *S-15 a.m.. Chapel. Leader, 
Irene L. Peterson. '46, 4:40 p.m., 
Christian Association Lounge, Green 
Hall. Joint Meeting of International 
Relations and Domestic Affairs Groups. 
Open to all members ot the college 
CForunn). 8:30 p.m.. Horton House. 
Faculty sh..p club Dinner and Meet- 
ing. 



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Scientists' Organization 
Will Discuss Quotation 
Of Mary Baker Eddy 

"One's aim, a point beyond 
faith, should be to find the foot- 
steps of Truth, the way to health 
and holiness." Tlii? citation, from 
Science and Health, With Key to 
the Scriptures, by Mary Baker 
Eddy, will be included in the read- 
ings at the next meeting of the 
Christian Science Organization. 
The meetings are held every Mon- 
day night at 7:30 in Shakes- 
peare. All interested are invited 
to come. 

Wellesley Grads - 

(Continued from Page f t ) 
Corp., Bloomfield, N. J. 

Mary A. Lee, Assistant in Edu- 
cational Motion Pictures, Hartley 
Productions, New York, N. Y. 

Marjorie Lent (Mrs. S. D. Gar- 
rard), Technician in Electrocardio- 
graph & Metabolism Dept., St. 
Luke's Hospital, Chicago, 111. 

Harriet H. Lothrop, Transla- 
tion, Foreign Service, U. S. State 
Department, Washington, D. C. 

Mary F. Lyons, Production As- 
sistant, This Week Magazine, 
New York, N. Y. 

Jean Malmstedt, Assistant to 
Director of Reader Research, Mc- 
Call Corporation, New York, N. Y. 

Despina Malakos, Research As- 
sistant, Climatic Research Labo- 
ratory, Lawrence, Mass. 

Helen K. Marchese, Assistant in 
Coordination & Economics Dept., 
Standard Oil of New Jersey, New 
York, N. Y. 

Jane Marks (Mrs. H. W. Solo- 
mon), Office Worker, National 
Citizens P.A.C. (C.I.O.), New 
York, N. Y. 

Jocelyn Mason, Assistant in 



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Attend Fall Vespers 

Sunday Evening 
November 11, 1945 



Poet's Reading Series 
Opens With Poetry by 
Winfield Townley Scott 

Winfield Townley Scott read se- 
lections from his works in the first 
of this year's series of Poet's Read- 
ings in Pendleton Hall, Monday, 
October 22. The series, made 
possible by the Katharine Lee 
Bates Fund, is sponsored by the 
Department of English Composi- 
tion and is organized by Miss 
Elizabeth Wheeler Manwaring, 
Chairman of the Department. 

Mr. Scott explained that he 
would try to "weave a chronological 
pattern" in his reading, first read- 
ing poems of childhood, then of 
gi"owing-up followed by more ma- 
ture poems of human relationships. 
Amonpr those illustrative of child- 
hood he read "The Children," 
"Kite," "Second Grade," and "A 
Day of Russets." "The House," 
"The U. S. Sailor with the Japa- 
nese Head," "Forgive Me Strang- 
er," and "To All Objectivists" were 
typical of the other group. 

Four books of Mr. Scott's poetry 
have been published: Biography of 
Truman, Wind the Clock, The 
Sword on the Table, and the most 
recent, To Marry Strangers, is now 
on sale at Hathaway House. 



Circulation Dept., Parents' Maga- 
zine, New York, N. Y. 

Mary Louise Mayger, Clerk, 
Texas Oil Co., New York, N. Y. 

Betty J. McLain, War Worker, 
Army Signal Corps, Arlington, 
Va. 

Alice A. Meeker, Field Worker, 
Presbyterian Board of National 
Missions, Chicago, 111. 

Jean F. Merrill, Feature Writ- 
er, Scholastic Magazine, New 
York, N. Y. 

Elizabeth A. Metz, Outside 
Claims Adjuster, Liberty Mutual 
Insurance Co., Boston, Mass. 

Louise Micklewright, Medical 
Corps Assistant, W.A.V.E.S. 

Janet Miller, Research Assist- 
ant, Pathology Laboratory, New 
York Lying-in-Hospital, NewYork, 
N. Y. 

Margery W. Miller, Office 
Worker, International News Serv- 
ice, New York, N. Y. 

Norma E. Miller, Medical Re- 
search Technician, Beth Israel 
Hospital, Boston, Mass. 

M. Jeanne Montgomery, Edu- 
cation Assistant, McCloskey Gen- 
eral Hospital, Temple, Tex. 

Marian Moore, Trainee in Ex- 
ecutive Training Squad, Abraham 
& Straus, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



Jane Paul 
Class of '47 
Flies Plane 

Air-Minded Wellesley Not 
Agog at Modern Flight 
Of Junior News Tryout 

(Ed. Note: Jane Paul, '1,7, News 
Tryout, wrote her impressions of 
her summer flying lesson — ) 

"Honestly it's getting to be that 
if you haven't flown, you feel like 
an anachronism," complained one 
of my non-aeronautical friends; as 
I proudly showed her my flight log. 
I always carry it around just in 
case someone might want to see it. 

Wellesley really has gone air- 
minded, but not all of us are limit- 
ing our enthusiasm to watching the 
navy planes play tag around the 
Tower. Just take the bus to Fram- 
ingham some Saturday afternoon, 
for Framingham boasts an airfield 
in addition to all its other attrac- 
tions; and you will see how some of 
us throw our money away on thin 
air. 

I came up to college fully ex- 
pecting to gain campus-wide re- 
known from my summer flying ac- 
complishments. But so far almost 
everyone I have talked to has a 
minimum of twelve flying hours, to 
top my eleven and one-half, some 
have their licenses, and we won't 
even mention the junior with over 
sixty hours. Actually, I have only 
succeeded in impressing a few 
freshmen, and one junior, who re- 
torted sulkily, "Well can you ride 
a bike no-handed, with your feet up 
on the handle-bars?" It appears 
that she spent the summer work- 
ing as a delivery boy in a grocery 
store. 

The question that always comes 
up when flying is mentioned is, 
"But how did you ever become in- 
terested in aviation anyway?" 
There are cynics who claim I learn- 
ed merely as a new approach to 
Army Air Corps personnel, but I 
prefer to think that it was Saint 
Exupery and pictures of sleek 
P-38's streaking across the sky that 
did it. 

What a blow when I discovered 
that my clumsy Aeronica was not 
silver but olive drab, and you don't 
streak in light planes, you putt, like 
a small outboard motor. The great- 
est disillusionment, however, came 
when I found that it is quite as 
possible to be sick in a plane as it 
is ina car or a boat, except that it 
is windward out both sides com- 
plicating matters, a great deal. 

Yet despite all these factors my 
only comment on flying is still an 
ecstatic "s'wonderful," and I am 
trying to convince a deaf family of 

(Continued on Page 8, Col. 4) 



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Hi there! we've just been down 
to the 'Vil and discovered some 
very super-elegant shirts and 
blouses at HILL AND DALE. 
What with winter coming on every 
smart Wellesley girl knows she 
can't possibly manage without a 
lumberman's black and red plaid 
shirt. And HILL AND DALE is 
the place to go to get one. And 
while you're in the shop better 
take a peek at their very practi- 
cal tailored brown or green cotton 
blouses and their tres gai green 
and white polka dot numbers. 

For all around reliability and 
promptness there's nobody like LE 
BLANC TAXI. We've been in col- 
lege for years and years and 
we've never known them to be late 
or forget to pick you up. For this 
efficient service all you have to do 
is call Wellesley 1600. 

Best idea in years on how to 
spend one of those rainy after- 
noons is to trot over to the CAN- 
DLEWICK CABIN near the Ford 
Motor Company and look over their 
collection of used clothing and 
furniture. They have some very 
handy items which may be had 
for a mere pittance. And that's 
not all . - - they are very obliging 
about buying your excess clothes 
and furniture and thereby saving 
you from a long, hard, cold win- 
ter. 

It's not one bit too early to be- 
gin to think about what you (alias 
Santa) are going to do to make 
your friends' Christmas merry. And 
if you really want to make it gay 
as * can be, better pop into 
MAKANNAS* and look over their 
marvelous collection of scuffs and 
mules. There are pink gabardine 
slippers with fluffy puffs on the 
toes . . . not to mention the shiny 
patent leather ones which are 
devastatingly glamorous. Best of 
all to our mind are the all white 
bunny scuffs. But don't take our 
choice, go in and make your own. 
Weep those briny tears of 
wrath no longer. The days of 
despair over rugs and tea sets 
which defy wrapping up are a 
thing of the past. Dry your eyes 
and take those bothersome items 
to COLLEGE TAXI COMPANY. 
They wrap them up and send them 
home for you for a very nominal 
fee. 

We don't like to sound too 
gloomy, but you've just got to face 
the facts that this rainy fall 
weather is going to send little girls 
who don't wear their rubbers off 
to the infirmary. If by any chance 
one of your friends is there, you 
better assuage her grief with some 
very nice flowers from FRASER'S 
in Wellesley Hills. Just call them 
up and they will send some very 
gay posies. P.S. They telegraph 
flowers anywhere any time. 

Its an old Sanscrit saying that 
the early bird gets the Christmas 
worm. This being the case we ad- 
vise you to hurry right down to 
HATHAWAY HOUSE and look 
over their collection of Christmas 
cards. There's a wonderful selec- 
tion of cards. Right now you may 
have your choice of religious 
scenes, Christmas scenes or 
cherubic angels. Better hurry 
though because the supply is very, 
very limited. PS Be gure not 

to overlook the feminine, flowered 
note paper and stationery. 

BUNNY. 



Chapline • 

(Continued from Page 1) 
ing and logging in certain marked 
areas, the preserve is allowed to re- 
create itself and to provide a living 
not only for those people living on 
the neighboring lands, but also for 
the people engaged in the meat and 
lumber industries. 

Explaining the use of streams 
flowing from the watershed lands, 
Mr. Chapline stated that a steady 
regular flow must be maintained 
m these streams which are used for 
domestic and industrial water sup- 
plies, hydro-electric power, irriga- 
tion and to form rivers and lakes 
for navigation. One of the methods 
for preventing- erosion and subse- 
quent floods, he pointed out is to 
prohibit over grazing and exces- 
sive lumbering. 



Geography, Spanish 
Depts. Sponsor Film 

"Our Neighbors Down the 
Road" is the title of a film to be 
shown at 4:40 p.m. November 7 
in Pendleton Hall under the aus- 
pices of the Departments of Geog- 
raphy and Spanish. 

The film was released by the 
Coordinator of Inter-American 
Affairs, and is the record of a 
13,000 mile automobile expedition 
along the Pan American High- 
way from Caracas, Venezuela, to 
the Straits of Magellan. It in- 
cludes a visit to nine South Amer- 
ican capitals as well as a view of 
sections of country rarely seen 
by the average tourist. All mem- 
bers of the college community are 
invited. 



THE PEREGRINATING PRESS 



Emerson - 

(Continued from Page 3) 

son pointed out There were diffi- 
culties in getting top flight per- 
sonnel for the administrative staff, 
and at the moment, there is a 
vital financial problem concerning 
the continued allocation of funds. 

UNRRA is supported solely by 
contributed funds, and there is no 
way to force any country to con- 
tribute. The organization is com- 
pletely dependent on govern- 
mental action. "UNRRA is given 
far-reaching functions, but no di- 
rect access to the means of ful- 
filling the needs caused by the 
functions." Dr. Emerson said. 

The United States has still not 
paid its pledge of 55 million dol- 
lars to UNRRA. It must pay this 
amount and allocate an additional 
1% of its income as of June, 1943 
in the next few weeks, if the pro- 
gram of UNRRA is to be carried 
out. "If we don't appropriate this 
money, it will be taken through- 
out the world as a sign that the 
United States has turned away 
from international cooperation," 
Dr. Emerson concluded. "It would 
be tragic, and would mean not 
only starvation for many human 
beings, the slowing up of the ef- 
fort to get the world back on its 
feet, but would be a definite set- 
back in achieving an international 
organization." 



Lubersac - 

(Continued from Page 7, Col. 1) 
speech with such effectiveness and 
They then shaved their hair, chang- 
ed their clothes and went into 
hiding." 

When the SS men demanded 
them, the camp refused to give 
them up. "This was the first act of 
rebellion," Comte de Lubersac de- 
clared. "It was interesting to 
watch the incredulous reaction of 
the SS men. Although angry at not 
finding anyone, they took no ac- 
tion." 

The next day all the Jews were 
called up to the mustering square, 
where they were beaten with clubs. 
Those who couldn't or wouldn't ap- 
pear were shot. 

When the rest of the prisoners 
were summoned for roll-call, 200 
machine guns were trained on 
them. Their decision to stay in the 
barracks constituted the second 
act of rebellion. After conferring 
with the senior German prisoners, 
the SS men took away their guns. 
12,000 men were evacuated that 
day, 7,000 the next. 

Camp Evacuated 

On April 11th, the prisoners 
learned that the whole camp was 
to be evacuated by four o'clock 
that afternoon. Although he knew 
that those not evacuated would be 
exterminated, Comte de Lubersac 
felt that his chances for survival 
were better if he stayed at Buchen- 
wald. He and the other remaining 
prisoners could put up at least a 
little resistance with the njachine 
gun, 200 rifles and ammunition 
that they had smuggled in from 
nearby factories in the confusion of 
aliled bombings. 

"When I was discussing plans 
with a Luxemberg communist who 
loathed the Germans and had been 
at the camp for years, an eerie 
alarm sounded," said Comte de 
Lubersac. "I thought it was a stunt 
of the SS men to make us go up to 
the mustering square. 

American Liberation 

"As I looked out the window, I 
saw the SS men put on their tin 
hats and climb into their trenches. 
They started shooting at nothing. I 
still didn't believe anything was 
happening. 

"Then I saw a cub observation 
plane cruising overhead, then 
tanks and jeeps. The SS men fled 
into the woods as the 11th Arma- 
ment arrived. It was then 2:30. It 
by-passed Buchenwald and by 
chance the German flame-throwers, 
supposed to bum us all, failed in 
their mission. In the morning the 




Perry saw this copy inscription 
pinned to the bulletin board of a 
Caz Senior: 

Be receptive, yet deceptive; 

Another day, another dollar. 

» » * 

In an Education class last week, 
theories flew thick and fast. An 
eager Junior waved her hand fran- 
tically. 

"Yes, Miss — , an idea?" in- 
quired the harried professor. 

"No," replied Miss , "a 

fly." 



Shades of cigarette rationing: 
"Is that yours, Miss Jones?" ask- 
ed Mr , in a Lit Class, point- 
ing to a crumpled butt which lay on 
the floor. 

"Why, no sir, you saw it first." 

* • * 

A poor Sophomore quite over- 
come in Philisophy 107 by the 
revolutionary views of Heraclitus 
and his theory of nothing existing 
apart from the process, ventured 
feebly "I like to think of myself 
as a little more than a process. 

Said Mr. Proctor, quick to reply, 

"But you're a very nice process." 

* * * 

Wellesley was well represented 
on Navy Day. A group of Mun- 
ger girls were inspecting a Navy 
ship, when Flora Sanders sud- 

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chat: "But it was a gold ear-ring!" 
the necessity of owning a plane. 
Then I can laugh at the no-cars- 
until-the-end-of - senior - year rule; 
.but I know as soon as I start they 
will be mean enough to make it . 
illegal to land heliocopters in the 
courts. 

80th Division took over Buchen- 
wald. 

"The first American to enter the 
camp was a friend of mine, Major 
Kerr from New York. He vouched 
for me and I was able to enlist in 
the American Army that day." 



denly spotted a plane executing 
fancy manouvers above them. The 
whole crowd was soon craning its 
necks trying to see this phenom- 
ena of the machine age — but in 
vain. The "plane" turned out to 
be only a hungry seagull. Flora, 
it seems, is very nearsighted. 



Perry is still wondering about 
the Junior and her fiance who 
after searching all over Boston, 
Brookline, and parts east to rent a 
car, met with no success. Undaunt- 
ed they proceeded to lease a pick- 
up truck for the weekend and even 
seemed oblivious of the large blar- 
ing letters on the door, which are 
rumored to have read NATIONAL 
COOLER CORPORATION. 



It all happened in a hygiene 
class. The professor was conduct- 
ing a serious discussion on mental 
hygiene. After listing a number of 
serious disorders, she asked the 
class to contribute a few more. A 
freshman stood up and said with 
fervor, "Eager beavers!" 



Said one Wellesley student to an- 
other, "Ah, I see you're reading 
Forever Amber!" Replied the other 
Wellesley student, "Yes, that is 
quite correct. I am reading For- 
ever Amber." Whereupon the first 
student said, "I've heard about 
that book, It's just too much." And, 
replied the second student, "I 
agree with you entirely, my dear. 
Too much history." 

* * * 

Two Wellesley girls were about 
to force their way bodily onto the 
gangplank of a ship — madly wav- 
ing a clipping giving the public 
permission to visit destroyers on 
Navy Day. With difficulty the 
protesting guard pointed out to 
the eager young ladies that this 
was a passenger ship conspicu- 
ously lacking in bristling guns 
and replete with portholes. 



Wellesley Grad 
Named to Office 
On N. Y. Courts 

A Wellesley graduate, Miss 
Doris Clarke of the class of 1927, 
has been honored by being the 
first woman appointed to serve as 
chief probation officer of the Mag- 
istrates Courts in New York City. 
She is also the youngest person 
ever named supervisor of the 45 
probation officers assigned to the 
courts. 

Miss Clarke was also graduated 
from the New York School of So- 
cial Work. She was a member of 
the faculty of the American Col- 
lege for Girls in Greece from 1927 
to 1929. After returning to this 
country, she continued her social 
science studies. She received the 
degree of Bachelor of Laws from 
New Yoi'k University last June 
and became a candidate for admit- 
tance to the bar. She was ap- 
pointed a temporary probation of- 
ficer in 1935 and became a perma- 
nent member of the staff in 1937. 



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Mrs. Horton to Meet 
Service Fund Reps As 
Plans Approach Climax 

Arrangements for the Service 
Fund drive reach their climax to- 
night when Mrs. Horton will ad- 
dress Service Fund reps in TZE 
at 7:30. Service Fund heads have 
divided the representatives into 
two groups. One representative 
in each house will organize pub- 
licity after the drive. The other 
member will recanvass the house 
for delayed contributions through- 
out the year. In smaller houses 
the one representative will handle 
both activities. 

Service Fund reps not announc- 
ed last week are Betty Bremer 
and Jane Miller for Severance, 
and Patricia Dunham for the 
commuters. 




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